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2013 Midwinter ACRL – Diversity Committee

January 25, 2013

1:00pm – 2:30pm

Westin Seattle Hotel - Glacier Peak Room

 

 

 

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Discussion Diversity Committee Meeting Agenda, Annual 2016

by Scott Mandernack on Thu, Jun 16, 2016 at 06:57 am

Greetings!

Attached is the agenda for the ACRL Diversity Committee meeting on Sunday, June 26, from 1:00-2:30 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency Orlando, Room Columbia 36.

Hope to see you there.

Scott

Discussion ACRL Diversity Committee Meeting Minutes - 2016 ALA Midwinter Conference

by Kenny Garcia on Fri, Feb 12, 2016 at 10:33 pm

Association of College and Research Libraries

Diversity Committee

ALA Midwinter Conference Meeting

Saturday, January 9, 2016

1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Westin Copley Plaza, Gloucester Room

Boston, MA

 

Agenda

 

Association of College and Research Libraries

Diversity Committee

ALA Midwinter Conference Meeting

Saturday, January 9, 2016

1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Westin Copley Plaza, Gloucester Room

Boston, MA

 

Agenda

 

  1. Preliminaries           
    1. Introductions
    2. Appoint minute taker

                                                              i.      Kenny Garcia will take notes

 

  1. Mark Emmons, candidate for ACRL Vice-President/President-Elect

Seeking input regarding additional goal to ACRL’s Plan for Excellence (see http://www.ala.org/acrl/aboutacrl/strategicplan/stratplan)

 

  1. Agenda overview

 

  1. Approval of minutes of 6/28/15
    1. Meeting minutes approved

 

  1. Announcements
    1. ACRL Leadership Council

                                                              i.      Key points:

  1. ACRL committees will be given complimentary access to LibGuides, courtesy of Springshare
  2. Value of Academic Libraries Initiative Update program will present on the ACRL Plan for Excellence to demonstrate how libraries advance issues of equity, access, institutional diversity, and inclusion.
  3. ACRL Scholarship Campaign will be working on fundraising $30,000 in scholarships for the ACRL 2017 conference.
  4. Committee volunteer form / Reappointments

                                                              i.      Due February 15th

 

  1. Working Group Updates:
    1. Standards Revision (Kenny, Latrice, Essraa, Tarida)

                                                              i.      Working group started the process of revising the standards by working on the definitions. One of the recommended revisions to the definitions is to replace globalization with worldview, which is a term used by AAC&U in its Intercultural Knowledge and Competence VALUE Rubric. Each working group member will be leading the revision of 2-3 standards.

  1. Do we need to add language or restructure the standards?
  2. Assessment Plan (Megan, Althea, Annie)

                                                              i.      Survey respondents indicated a desire for the Committee’s support in evaluating their institution’s implementation of the Standards and measuring their long-term progress. We propose creating a one or more flexible assessment tools which individual libraries could adapt for their local context and the Committee could potentially collect and aggregate over time to evaluate the efficacy of the Standards in practice across the profession.

                                                            ii.      The specific components and organization of these tools will be dependent on format the revised Standards take. A couple ideas include:

  1. A rubric, perhaps modeled on AAC&U’s VALUE rubric for Intercultural Knowledge and Competence
  2. Define or suggest a series of focus areas or goals for each standard with corresponding indicators of success for each focus area/goal. Leaving the particular goals and indicators up to the institutions themselves would enable them to more closely align the Standards with their institutional priorities and initiatives, but may make any larger assessment the Committee wishes to conduct challenging.

                                                          iii.      As we consider next steps, we’re guided by a few key questions:

  1. How can these assessment tools give “teeth” to the Standards, helping librarians, staff, and students wishing to see more institutional effort applied to diversity/cultural competency issues make a case to their library’s administration?
  2. How can libraries effectively measure progress over the long term and identify areas in need of improvement?
  3. What is the impact of diversity/cultural competency work on the academic library and larger institution, and how can we measure and describe that impact?
  4. Best Practices (Megan, Althea, Federico, Ping)

                                                              i.      The working group didn’t have the opportunity to meet yet; the assessment plan group, however, did think that the information emerging from individual institution’s evaluations could be used to inform best practices.

  1. It might take the form of overarching best practices for planning/facilitating diversity trainings in a higher education environment, supplemented by a short lit review and suggested activities (and their relevance to the particular standard(s).

                                                            ii.      The folks who attended the meeting offered the following examples as best practices:

  1. Diversity component – tenure track process/evaluation/assessment
  2. Indigenous nations library program
  3. Diversity liaison to Provost’s office
  4. Website (Kenny, Tarida)

                                                              i.      The working group came up with an outline of a revised website. One major recommendation is to provide links to the ACRL Diversity Standards, Diversity Standards Toolkit, and short video on the diversity standards on the resources section of the website. Another recommendation is to have an About or History page to document the origins of the Diversity Committee in the Racial and Ethnic Diversity Committee.

  1. What are the parameters of using LibGuides?
  2. Toolkit (Scott)

                                                              i.      Scott will look into migrating the Diversity Toolkit from the University of Arkansas site to the ACRL site.

 

  1. Professional Issues Discussion

 

  1. ACRL Legislative Agenda Issues Discussion

 

  1. Other?
    1. The folks who attended the meeting were asked to share any final thoughts on what the committee should consider or reflect on in the future.

                                                              i.      Cultural competency is everyone’s work.

                                                            ii.      Research project is needed to determine why underrepresented librarians leave the profession.

  1. Data is needed to show value/importance of diversity initiatives/diverse librarians.

                                                          iii.      Diversity initiatives need to be supported/developed by upper administration.

 

Respectfully submitted by Kenny Garcia

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Discussion Diversity Committee Meeting Agenda, Midwinter 2016

by Scott Mandernack on Wed, Jan 6, 2016 at 07:14 am

Greetings!

Attached is the agenda for the ACRL Diversity Committee meeting on Saturday, January 9, from 1:00-2:30 p.m. in the Gloucester Room of the Westin Copley Plaza.

Hope to see you there.

Scott

Discussion ACRL Diversity Committee Annual Report, 2014-2015

by Kenny Garcia on Mon, Aug 24, 2015 at 01:21 pm

Hello everyone,

I'm posting the 2014-2015 ACRL Diversity Committee Annual Report on behalf of Martha Parker, the previous chair of the committee. 

Discussion ACRL Diversity Committee Minutes - 2015 ALA Annual Conference

by Kenny Garcia on Thu, Jul 23, 2015 at 04:39 pm

ACRL Diversity Committee Minutes

Committee Meeting - June 28th, 2015

 

Attendance

Scott B. Mandernack (Vice-Chair)

Megan Watson (Member)

Kenny Garcia (Member)

Darlene Nichols (University of Michigan - Librarian for Diversity and Inclusion, Staff Development Librarian)

Amy E. Gibson [Mark] (J.D. Williams Library - Head of Instruction, Information Literacy Librarian & Professor)

Jeannette Bruno (Wilbur Wright College, City Colleges of Chicago - Library Faculty)

 

ACRL Diversity Committee Minutes

Committee Meeting - June 28th, 2015

 

Attendance

Scott B. Mandernack (Vice-Chair)

Megan Watson (Member)

Kenny Garcia (Member)

Darlene Nichols (University of Michigan - Librarian for Diversity and Inclusion, Staff Development Librarian)

Amy E. Gibson [Mark] (J.D. Williams Library - Head of Instruction, Information Literacy Librarian & Professor)

Jeannette Bruno (Wilbur Wright College, City Colleges of Chicago - Library Faculty)

 

Designation of Recorder

Kenny Garcia

 

Agenda Items

  1. Preliminaries
    1. Introductions
    2. Appoint minute taker
    3. Welcome new appointees and thank outgoing members
    4. Introduction of new committee leadership
    5. Agenda review
    6. Acceptance of minutes, January 31, 2015
      1. The meeting minutes were accepted.
  2. Announcements
  3. Diversity Standards
    1. Survey results
      1. Survey results were presented and have been shared through ALA Connect (http://connect.ala.org/node/241820).
      2. Dr. Gibson also presented feedback that was shared with subcommittee working on collecting survey results. Dr. Gibson and her colleague are willing to share feedback with entire committee, but it needs to be revised first.
    2. Next steps for revisions
      1. There is a need to create a subgroup tasked with writing a draft of the revised standards.
        1. Subgroup will also need someone to chair.
      2. After draft is completed, draft will be shared with entire committee for feedback and changes.
      3. After the committee review, revised draft will be shared with caucuses, roundtables, and other diversity committees throughout ALA for additional feedback.
      4. Final step is to get the revised standards approved by ACRL Executive Committee.
        1. After revised standards are approved, the committee will need to work on revising the toolkit and share the revised standards/toolkit.
    3. Assessment of impact
      1. Feedback was given at REFORMA National Conference presentation that identified the need for assessment of the diversity standards. The AAC&U created a VALUE rubric that might be useful for developing assessment measures.
    4. Best practices document
      1. Need to create a list of best practices that have incorporated the diversity standards into professional development workshops.
        1.  Cultural competency on campus: Applying ACRL’s Diversity Standards (https://digital.lib.washington.edu/researchworks/handle/1773/25566)
        2. Collective Cultural Competency: Promoting a Dialogue about Diversity in an Academic Library (http://libguides.wwu.edu/cultural_competency)
    5. Toolkit, continuing oversight
      1. Toolkit LibGuide needs to be migrated over to ACRL LibGuides site. There are a few technical glitches that are preventing a seamless migration. The conversation will be continued in the coming year.
  4. 2015-2016 Diversity Committee Work Plan
    1. Committee website
    2. Other activities?
      1. Ask the staff and board liaisons for an organizational mapping of all of the diversity-related committees, taskforces, round tables, and caucuses in ALA and affiliates.
      2. Can the committee host an emerging leader?
  5. Closing
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Event 2015 ALA Annual Diversity Committee Agenda

by Martha Parker on Fri, Jun 12, 2015 at 07:45 am

Hello,

Here is the committee's agenda for your review.

 

2015 Annual ACRL Diversity Committee

Date: Sunday, June 28, 2015

Location: Hilton San Francisco Union Square, Union Square 8

Time: 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm, US/Pacific

 

Hello,

Here is the committee's agenda for your review.

 

2015 Annual ACRL Diversity Committee

Date: Sunday, June 28, 2015

Location: Hilton San Francisco Union Square, Union Square 8

Time: 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm, US/Pacific

 

  1.  Welcome new appointees and thank outgoing members
    1. Intro of new committee leadership
  2. Announcements
  3. Diversity Standards
    1. Survey results thus far
    2. Next steps to revise the standards
    3. Assignments for the standards' revision
  4. Items to be included on the 2015-2016 Diversity Committee Work Plan
    1. Suggestions
  5. Closing

Thanks,

-Martha

 

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Event Diversity Committee Meeting (ACRL)

by ALAConnect Helpdesk (staff) on Mon, Jun 8, 2015 at 11:31 am

Meeting of the Diversity Committee (ACRL)

Discussion 2015 ACRL appointments follow up

by Martha Parker on Fri, Feb 6, 2015 at 01:06 pm

Please do not forget to visit this site http://www.ala.org/acrl/membership/volunteer/applicationprocess

before February 2015 to remain in the committee.

 

Thanks,

 

-Martha

Discussion Official- ACRL's Diversity Committee Meetings from the 2014 ALA Annual Conference

by Martha Parker on Fri, Jul 25, 2014 at 09:07 am

ACRL Diversity Committee Minutes

2014 ALA Annual Conference - Las Vegas

Committee Meeting - June 29th, 2014

1-2:30PM - Las Vegas Convention Center, N214

 

Attendance

Mary Ann Sheblé (ACRL Board Liaison)

Althea Eannace Lazzaro (Member)

Megan Watson (Member)

Darlene Nichols (University of Michigan - Librarian for Diversity and Inclusion, Staff Development Librarian)

Tarida Anantachai (Member)

Latrice Booker (Member)

ACRL Diversity Committee Minutes

2014 ALA Annual Conference - Las Vegas

Committee Meeting - June 29th, 2014

1-2:30PM - Las Vegas Convention Center, N214

 

Attendance

Mary Ann Sheblé (ACRL Board Liaison)

Althea Eannace Lazzaro (Member)

Megan Watson (Member)

Darlene Nichols (University of Michigan - Librarian for Diversity and Inclusion, Staff Development Librarian)

Tarida Anantachai (Member)

Latrice Booker (Member)

Kenny Garcia (Member)

Martha Parker (Vice-Chair)

Scott B. Mandernack (Member)

Leo Agnew (University of Iowa - Director, Human Resources & Diversity Programs)

Rudolph Clay (Washington University - Head of Outreach Services)

Kelly McElroy (University of Iowa - Undergraduate Services Librarian)

Jeff Banks (University of Arkansas-Fayetteville - Assistant Director for Library Human Resources and Diversity Programs)

 

Designation of Recorder

Kenny Garcia

 

Agenda Items

 

 

  1. Welcome
  2. ACRL Council Report
  • The incoming ALA president is establishing a diversity taskforce, which will be headed by Trevor Dawes. The taskforce supports ACRL Diversity Standard # 7.
  • The Diversity Toolkit will be discussed at ALA Luncheon on Tuesday, July 1st.
  • The annual Report will be due on August 1st. This committee is not responsible for Spectrum Scholar Committee Report.
  • The ACRL Scholarship Committee plans to raise $50,000 for 75 scholarships, which is an adjustment from $75,000 in 150 scholarships.
  • The deadline to submit comments on the ACRL Draft Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education is July 15th. A final document will be submitted to the ACRL Board by August 15th.

○       Mary was notified that the committee will be submitting a statement regarding the lack of diversity and culture mentioned in the draft document.

  • Mary will by cycling off and the board’s new contact info will be sent in July.
  1. Introductions
  2. Review of Diversity LibGuide
  • The Diversity LibGuide/Toolkit is based on the 2012 ACRL Diversity Standards. Presentations were made throughout ALA events. Joint and individual presentations were also made at ACRL and JCLC conferences. A video was created by Martha Parker and Jeff Banks, which summarizes the standards.
  • A toolkit was created by Latrice, Tarida, Althea, and Martha to share what can be done to address these standards.

○       Link:  http://uark.libguides.com/content.php?pid=514622

  • A list of best practices/examples of how to implement the toolkit is needed.
  • Question: Since the toolkit is not a static document, how would ACRL Publications handle this document?

○       Answer: Once the process of publishing through ACRL Publications is fully researched, it will be taken into consideration. The video is already included on the committee website and the toolkit will be included as a resource as well.

  1. ACRL IL Framework - Diversity Statement
  • A statement critical of the draft was made by the University of Washington. Shared with those present at the meeting, the statement asking for the inclusion of culturally responsive language in the draft. The statement needs to be made by July 15th. Committee members asked for time to read over framework document to see where the inclusive language would fit best.

Statement: To best support our increasingly diverse student populations, the Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education would benefit from an acknowledgement of the role that culture plays in learning and knowledge construction.  There is a significant body of literature  on multicultural and culturally responsive theory and praxis in the field of education that should inform how we teach information literacy.  Including this language in the Framework will support those of us teaching information literacy through culturally responsive methods.  To move forward with the Framework without acknowledging the ways that culture shapes how we teach and learn will further marginalize vulnerable student populations and artificially limit our understanding of information.  This language would fit naturally and easily into several threshold concepts including “Scholarship is a Conversation” and “Authority is Constructed and Contextual”.  We would be happy to provide a bibliography and consultation. 

 

These changes are consistent with the recently circulated feedback calling for language related to social justice and civic engagement.

Note- The above statement is the final July 10th, 2014 revision.-Martha

 

○       ACRL Draft Framework for Information Literacy:  http://acrl.ala.org/ilstandards/

  • Megan & Althea will revise the statement by July 14th and will also attend the online forums.
  1. Reviewing/Revising 2012 ACRL Diversity Standards
  • The 2012 ACRL Diversity Standards were created when the charge of the committee was to address racial and ethnic diversity. 

○       Should the standards be more inclusive to include ADA, sexual orientation, etc.?

■       The process of including more inclusive language will involve a lot of iterations. Should it be the charge of the incoming committee?

  • Should the standards be used as a foundation and create other sets of standards?

■       A blog can be set up to collect feedback before starting the revision process. The ethnic caucuses and diversity-based roundtables need to be contacted. Should there be a communications point person?

  1. ACRL 75th Anniversary Fundraising Campaign
  • In celebration of the 75th anniversary of ACRL, the ACRL Conference Scholarship Committee is raising $50,000 for 75 scholarships to be given to students and junior librarians. The total number of scholarships is being discussed by the committee. The committee is reaching out to vendors, the ACRL Board, and individual contributors.
  1. Action Items
  • We are in the planning stage on revising the diversity standards.

○       A blog will be created to solicit feedback.

○       Planning meetings will be held through Skype.

○       The estimated time frame will be one year.

  1. Final Thoughts
  • The ALA Committee on Diversity has a Diversity Council that will meet every other month. Should this committee send multiple representatives to these meetings (one different rep per meeting)?

○       The representative that attends the meeting will be responsible for writing up the meeting notes and posting the notes on ALA Connect.

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

Kenny Garcia

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